Jenna Dewan Tatum’s holiday has gone to the dogs – in a good way!
The Step Up star on Wednesday shared a video to YouTube in which she visited the Los Angeles pet shop/adoption center Bark N’ Bitches to implore her legion of social media followers to adopt their pets this holiday season, as opposed to purchasing them.
‘My newest @Youtube video, I gift you with puppies, good holiday cheer and a sweet reminder to #AdoptDontShop,’ the Jacksonville, Florida native, 37, wrote on Twitter. ‘Thanks @BarkNBitches for letting me visit!’
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Yuletide spirit: Jenna Dewan Tatum, 37, on Wednesday shared a video to YouTube in which she visited the Los Angeles pet shop/adoption center Bark N’ Bitches, encouraging her sizable social media following to adopt their dogs instead of buying them
The American Horror Story beauty – dubbing herself ‘Jenna Claus’ in a YouTube description – was decked out in the clip in a seasonal ensemble of a Santa Claus hat, cape and dress, with gold hoop earrings.
‘It is half-pet store, half-adoption center,’ Jenna explained in the clip of the La La Land establishment, which is located at 505 N. Fairfax Ave. ‘I want to do everything I can to get the word out about how wonderful it is to adopt, don’t shop – adopt!’
The Witches of East End actress said that she has two shelter dogs at home (named Lulu and Meeka), and was implored to spread the word about the cause. She then walked through the festive shop to provide the canines with toys, treats and love.
‘Look how many beautiful, incredible, adorable amazing little puppies there are here!’ said Jenna, who noted that more than 6.5 million dogs are put into shelters annually.
Puppy love: Jenna’s love of canines was evident as she played with the pups in the clip
Animal lover: Jenna gushed over the ‘beautiful, incredible, adorable amazing little puppies’ on hand at the LA establishment she filmed the clip at
Good cause: Jenna noted that more than 6.5 million dogs are put into shelters annually
Dinner bell: Jenna opened up a container of dog treats for the canines on hand
‘This is about to bring all the boys to the yard,’ Jenna joked before she began regaling the eager dogs with treats. ‘You get a treat, you get a treat … I am the Oprah of dog treats!’
The Supergirl star, who has a strong social media following – more than 5.3 million combined Instagram and Twitter followers – urged her fans to support establishments that offer similar services. She said, ‘Find these incredible places and support them in any way you can.’
She said that if people are not in a position to adopt a new pet, they can still donate money or time in taking the dogs for walks, noting that she does with Everly, her four-year-old daughter with husband Channing Tatum.
Plenty of ways to help: Jenna implored her fans to help in any way they can, including donations and volunteer work
Backing the cause: Jenna urged her fans to support establishments that offer shelter dogs
Living up to her word: Jenna herself has adopted two shelter dogs, Lulu and Meeka